The folks who live there don't call The Garden of Eden a hippie commune. They prefer "small Intentional Community," or sometimes "New Paradigm EcoVillage." Here's how they describe it on their website: The Garden of Eden ... exists as a showcase to highlight just how easy, abundant, and sustainable ... More >>
Randy Ebright of Molotov certainly stands out. Born in Michigan, Ebright ended up in Mexico City due his dad's job as a DEA agent. Once there, he quickly connected with the local music scene and joined Molotov. Twenty years later, the guy is still drumming for one of the most unique bands coming out ... More >>
I often wonder how youth culture thinks up slang for something they like. For example, I wonder how the phrase "out of sight" came along. If something is out of your sight, how do you know it's good? I also wonder where this New York musician in business-casual dress and Ray Bans came from. Out ... More >>
Toasted monkey or [expletive deleted]? These are the two prevailing definitions for the origin of the term chimichanga, that ever-popular fried burrito that has become a staple at Tex-Mex establishments.Chimichangas may have originated as early as the 1940's, when cooks at a bar in Nogales, Arizona ... More >>
What to do on those inevitable slow news afternoons where even a call from Red Lobster regarding their “reinvented” brand seems interesting? How ‘bout a nod to Blue Collar Bar—not for their intentionally dismissive name, but for reviving (at least in name), the blue plate special.
Don your hat and herd the doggies to the Arboretum
I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched CW33’s News at Nine in its entirety. Actually, I don’t think I ever had. But last night, I was rummaging around, cleaning up the house and fiddling on the laptop with the TV on. America’s Next Top Model had expired on the TiVo, and the receiv ... More >>
Alas, we just couldn't make it to the Shins show Monday night at the Palladium Ballroom. But 18-year-old Caitlin -- who goes to Plano West and whose MySpace page features a video in which some dudes are asked, "How much money would it take [for] you to kill a puppy with your bare hands?" -- not only ... More >>
Get down with a pachuco at the LCC
How many drinks does it take to get beer goggles?
The Music (Capitol)
Quad C stages an amazing, alarming Clockwork Orange
You better, you Bettany as a harrowing, mod Gangster
Skip Elsheimer brings selections from his film strip archive
The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas production of Othello cries out for color